What Should the Fed Be Doing Now? Profs. Andrew Levin & Charles Wheelan
A conversation between Profs. Andrew Levin and Charles Wheelan '88 about the Federal Reserve's monetary policy framework. Dr. Levin spent two decades at the Federal Reserve Board.
A conversation with Andrew T. Levin and Charles Wheelan about the Federal Reserve's monetary policy framework, including its governance and mission as well as its recent and prospective policy decisions.
Prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty in the summer of 2015, Dr. Andrew Levin spent two decades working at the Federal Reserve Board and was a special adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Vice Chair Janet Yellen from 2010-2012. His research on monetary policy strategy and communications has been published in distinguished academic journals, and he has had extensive interactions on these issues with many central banks across the globe. Dr. Levin subsequently served as an adviser in the research department at the International Monetary Fund, and he joined the Dartmouth faculty in July 2015. Dr. Levin has had extensive interactions with many other central banks across the globe: He served as a consultant to the European Central Bank’s inflation persistence network and to the Bank of Canada’s external review of research, he was a co-editor of the International Journal of Central Banking, he has been a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan and the Dutch National Bank, and he has provided technical assistance to the national banks of Albania and Macedonia, and most recently, the Bank of Ghana. His research has been published in leading economic journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Econometrics. Dr. Levin received his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
Charles Wheelan '88, Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow, was formerly a senior lecturer in public policy at the Harris School at the University of Chicago priot to returning to Dartmouth fulltime in June 2012. Since 2006, Wheelan had taught economics and public policy courses at Dartmouth during sophomore summer. He has also served as a correspondent for The Economist, and written freelance articles for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to his work at Dartmouth, he has spent time as a speechwriter, a Congressional candidate and in other policy-related positions that inform his academic work. He has authored four books: Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, The Centrist Manifesto, and Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters. He is the founder of the Centrist party. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his M.A. in public affairs from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Chicago.
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